UN says death toll in Syria is over 93,000 people

Syria’s civil war death toll is over 93,000 people dead according to the United Nation’s human rights office.

Fighting between rebels and president Bashar al-Assad’s troops has killed an average of more than 5,000 people every month since July, it added.

‘This extremely high rate of killings, month after month, reflects the drastically deteriorating pattern of the conflict over the past year,’ Navi Pillay, UN high commissioner for human rights, said.

‘There are also well-documented cases of individual children being tortured and executed, and entire families, including babies, being massacred – which, along with this devastatingly high death toll, is a terrible reminder of just how vicious this conflict has become.’

British foreign secretary William Hague urged the international community to do more for ending he crisis, following talks in Washington with US secretary of state John Kerry.

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